Lesson 29 – Family 2

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Street Conversation XXIX

I start to resume my career as a (master) pick-up artist and find out that people will not only give out their addresses but also some other crucial information. Easy kill.

 

Sergiu: Câți membri are familia ta?

How many members does your family have?

Girl: Familia mea are doi membri.

My family has two members.

Sergiu: Nu ai frați sau surori?

Don’t you have brothers or sisters?

Girl: Ba da, am o soră.

Yes, I have a sister.

Grammar XXIX
Verbs

Since we already moved on to month 2, we won’t have to learn that much grammar anymore and we’ll start to learn more and more from context alone. That means there will be more street conversations so you’ll have more audio and more vocabulary!

We will still continue the tradition of adding two verbs per lesson this month as well.

Today’s verbs are going to be: a se juca (to play) and a uita (to forget). The verbs from now on will be conjugated in a line, since you now understand how conjugation works. It’s more simple than working with tables anyway. So here they are:

 

Mă joc, te joci, se joacă, ne jucăm, vă jucați, se joacă.

Uit, uiți, uită, uităm, uitați, uită.

 

Now here’s the cool part in Romanian. Uit ceva means I forget something, Mă uit la ceva means I look at something.

Your duty is now to conjugate the verb “to look at”, knowing the above information.

N-am uitat cum să mă joc. M-am uitat la MTV.

I didn’t forget how to play. I watched MTV.

Dialogue XXIX

 

Sergiu: Câți membri are familia ta?

How many members does your have family have?

Daniela: Patru membri. Bunica, mama, unchiul meu și eu.

Four members. My grandmother, mother, uncle and me.

Sergiu: Nu ai frați sau surori?

Don’t you have brothers or sisters?

Daniela: Nu am.

I don’t.

Key Vocabulary XXIX

 

Ba da – Yes when answering a negative question like “Don’t you drink beer?” “Yes, I do!”

Membru (m.) – Member (Pl. Membri)

Cât (f. câtă) – How much

Câți (f. câte) – How many

Familie (f.) – Family (Pl. Familii)

Bunic, bunică – Grandfather, grandmother (Pl. Bunici, bunici)

Unchi (m.) – Uncle (Pl. Unchi)

Mătușă (f.) – Aunt (Pl. Mătușe)

Văr (m.) – Cousin (Pl. Veri)

Verișoară (feminine form) – Cousin (Pl. Verișoare)

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